09 Jul Healthy Peanut Butter Cups
Homemade Healthy Peanut Butter Cups made with just 4 simple Ingredients! This recipe is refined sugar free, vegan, and can be easily made paleo too. Now load up on these peanut butter chocolate heaven in a cup!
Recently, I have been obsessed with anything peanut butter and chocolate. I know, shocker.
Before you shake your heads NO. Hear me out.
Not only peanut butter and chocolate are the best duo, it is actually very easy to make them low in sugar but still get your sweet tooth satisfied.
One of your guys messaged me on Instagram the other day and asked me if I had a peanut butter cup recipe. Because it got a little over the budget purchasing the “healthy” kinds from stores.
What? How did I not have a peanut butter cup recipe? It’s like one of my favorite dessert/snacks. Peanut butter and chocolate? Yes please.
So, here we are! I am going to get you hooked with this homemade healthy peanut butter cup recipe.
By the way, I was SO excited to get recipe requests. Love you guys!
What makes this Peanut butter Cup Recipe Healthy?
First of all, cacao powder is rich in antioxidant, and is known to boost energy and mood. Hence, the reason why chocolate makes you happy.
You are welcome. Just one more reason to eat chocolate, the dark kind.
Second, peanut butter contains healthy fats and protein.
Tip to purchase the “good” peanut butter:
There should be only ONE ingredient. Peanut butter. Preferably, organic peanut butter.
You don’t need palm oil, sugar or any of other ingredients to make peanut butter taste “better”.
Easy Homemade Peanut Butter Cups
This peanut butter cup is so easy. And it taste so much better than Resse’s Peanut butter Cups. My husband was surprised that was made by ME.
You only need 4 simple ingredients:
- Cacao Powder
- Coconut Oil
- Maple Syrup
- Peanut Butter
- Sea Salt (Optional)
Watch How to Make these Easy Peanut Butter Cups
Also! You guys! I made my VERY FIRST VIDEO. I know I know, it’s not very professional at all yet. I am still learning. But I still hope you love it!
Variations to Peanut butter Cups
Paleo Almond Butter Cups
Another healthy twist of this peanut butter cup recipe.
Swap the peanut butter for some almond butter, or cashew butter, or any of your favorite nut butter.
Sugar Free Peanut Butter Cups
One of my favorite sugar free dessert snacks in the afternoon is 100% dark chocolate dipped in peanut butter.
It kicks my sweet tooth just like that.
Even better? Make it into sugar free dark chocolate peanut butter cups.
If you are on a sugar free detox or diet, give this a try. I promise that you won’t be disappointed.
How to store Homemade Peanut Butter Cups
These homemade peanut butter cups are the best stored in the freezer or fridge. Since there is no cocoa butter or any other filler ingredients, they melt fairly easily.
Side story: one of the peanut butter cups melted on my thumb when I was holding it for photos. Licked it clean. Move on. So, yes they can get melty in slightly warm room (hand) temperature.
Last but not least, scroll down to check out the full recipe and direction of this super easy homemade peanut butter cup recipe. They are creamy, sweet, salty and just irresistible. It will definitely become our favorite snack recipe.
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- 3/4 cup coconut oil
- 1/4 cup maple syrup
- 1/2 cup peanut butter
- 1/3 cup cacao powder
- 1 tsp sea salt
- In a mixing bowl, whisk together coconut oil, cacao power, maple syrup.
- Line a muffin pan with non-sticking paper cups. Pour a small amount (I used 1 scoop of a 1.6 inch cookie dough scooper) into the paper cups.
- Add a thin layer or a scoop (about 1/2 tbsp) peanut butter on top. Then spread the rest of the chocolate mixture to submerge the peanut butter layer.
- Sprinkle a little sea salt on top. Freeze an hour or until solid.
- In terms of the amount of peanut butter, use more or less depending on your preference. I used roughly 1 cup but just scooped straight out of the jar. Oops.
- It’s okay if the peanut butter sink into the chocolate mixture.
- These homemade peanut butter cup melt fairly easily. Store in the freezer or fridge for best results.
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 260 Total Fat: 25g Saturated Fat: 16g Sodium: 65mg Carbohydrates: 10g Fiber: 1.6g Sugar: 5.8g Protein: 3.6g
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